Many schools in the western cape have swimming pools, or use the town pool, and field teams at inter-schools galas. Most also have an annual inter-house gala, but lacking heated facilities, or a competent coach, their swimmers seldom make an impression at provincial level. As schools become commericlaised in South Africa, they build facilities to attract pupils, and thereby become more competitve.
Please find all the schools on the Map of South African aquatic sports.
Hugenote Hoërskool - Wellington
The school dates back to 1868, when it was founded as the Hoër Jongenskool. The school has a 25m pool
Biathlon (seperate run and swim events) and Biathele (continous run-swim-run) are popular sportrs, with the school producing no less than seven Springboks.
The school boasts a 25m pool, although unheated, so swimming is limited to the summer months. An annual inter-house gala as well as an invitiational gala featuring some 13 schools is hosted every year in November. Pupils compete locally and in Western Province galas through their affiliation with the Swartland Swemklub.
Hoërskool Swartland - Malmesbury
The school dates from the first church school in the town established in 1745. The school competes in the Boland inter-schools league and the Frank Myburgh twilight gala. pupils are affiliated to the Swartland Swemklub.
Hoërskool Dirkie Uys - Morreesburg
Die Dirkie Uys laerskool en Hoërskool gebruik die dorpswembad vir hul swem aktiwieteite, soos inter-huis kleure gala waar Nicol Hanekom en Marieke Bester die Victor en Victrix Ludorum bekers gewen het in 2017. Leerlinge van alby skole neem aan Boland en WP swem galas deel as lede van die Swartland Swemklub.
Hoërskool Hopefield - Weskus Skool van Keuse
The school is situated adjacent to the town swiming pool, and swimmer compete for the Swartland Swemklub. They have an active swimming programme, and compete in at least seven galas every year, winning medals at Boland level.
HTS Drosdy - Worcester
Sumari Pretorius , Claudi Bester , Danté Marais asook Aldo Marais verteenwoordig HTS Drostdy by WP-proewe.
Swellies het die geleentheid gekry om op 7 Februarie aan hulle eerste Swemgala sedertien die regmaak van die swembad deel te neem! Hulle het vroeg vertrek en die middag in goeie gees teen Hoёrskool Robertson meegeding.
Die laerskool aan die voet van Afrika het 'n lewendige swem-kultuur. Deesdae neem die kinders ook aan baithlon, of tweekamp, deel. Alhoewel doe hoërskool nie swem as skoolsport aanbied nie, need Bredasdorp leerlinge wel aan Boland tweekamp kompetisies deel.
The school in the resort town of Hermanus uses a municipal swimming pool at mount Pleasant and the local beach for surf lifesaving activities. The school benefits from the See en Sand program that has been teaching and running camps for surf lifesaving in Hermanus since 1971. Despite the school - and town - originating from the efforts of local Dutch farmers to evade the Anglicization policies of the British at the Cape, the school is today a dual medium Afrikaans and English school, changing to accomodate the demographics of the new South Africa. The Curro Hermanus is a new local private school is also a dual-medium school, which draws many of former Hermanus pupils.
See en Sand swemmers
Rûens Kollege is ‘n unieke privaatskool geleë in die hart van die Overberg, omring deur wuiwende graanlande. Rûens Kollege bied vir leerders ‘n gebalanseerde en stimulerende toekoms, met Christelike waardes as fondasie, binne ‘n rustige landelike omgewing. Die skool is betreklik nuut - dit was eers in 1998 gevestig - maar spog reeds met indrukwekkende geriewe, insluitend 'n 25m binnes-huis verhitte swembad.
Another post-1994 private school with excellent facilities, and competitve water polo teams. Set amongst the vineyards outside of Somerset West, the school has a 25m outdoor pool for its aquatic activities. It competes in and hosts local galas, as well as water polo matches. In November 2014 twelve pupils were selected for the the Western Province boys and girls water polo teams.